The Path I Chose To Take During My Selfish Years

Being in your twenties is probably the best ten years of your life, but it’s also one of the most confusing ten years of life. I’m talking more confusing than teenage years! When you’re in your twenties, sometimes you don’t quite know where to go or what to do when it comes to your life at the moment and your future. Being a teenager, it was way less confusing because everyone around you was doing the same thing and going on the same path… trying to graduate high school and applying to colleges.

 Now, everyone is either on three paths. Either they’re getting engaged/married/pregnant, or going to every party every weekend getting wasted, or just solely focusing on career goals. Every twenty-something year old chooses either one of these paths, some choose more than one at a time. I decided to choose the career goals path.

College parties don’t really do much for me like they did my freshman year and plus I hate the feeling of a hangover. The thought of getting married and having kids someday doesn’t really phase me that much. I don’t know if it’s because I’m young and I’m not ready or if it’s just the idea that it doesn’t really interest me that much. Although, I do kind of see myself being happily married with kids… but not now of course.

The reason I chose to take the career goals path was because my goals and dreams are really big. And when your goals and dreams are big, it takes a lot of time, hard work, and a lot of sacrifice to achieve those goals and dreams. Some people like to refer the twenty-years as selfish years and I’m currently taking full advantage of those selfish years.

I don’t judge the people who get wasted every weekend and I don’t judge the people who decided to settle down early. Those people don’t make me think twice about the path I chose to take. I’m happy where I am right now and I’m pretty positive I’ll be happier in the future wherever my goals and dreams take me.

- HCXO!